The 1st 9:00 News was screened on the 14th of September of 1970, having replaced The Main News @ 8:45 PM GMT (3:45 PM ET). It was the first bulletin to have a closing set of music, other bulletins would link to the weather @ the end instead. The set used by the bulletin was designed to differentiate from the day's bulletins, for example in the 7th of September of 1981, the 9:00 News bulletin had a wooden effect whereas bulletins used a plain blue background instead.
In the 12th of April of 1993, as part of a relaunch of all the BTV News bulletins which created a more uniformed look, the bulletin was the only 1 with variety, having a darker set & more authoritative title music. A larger relaunch of all of the BTV News output came in the 9th of May of 1999, when the programme once again shared a common theme & set with the daily programme.
Between the 10th of May of 1999 & the 15th of October of 2000, the programme would be advertised as BTV News @ 9:00.
The show was carried on BTV 1 during The BTV 9:00 News' 30-year run